Returning from an auction, the Trotters stop to help a woman whose car appears to have broken down. It turns out she is a posh sort. No less than Lady Ridgemere, wife of Lord Ridgemere who own the Ridgemere Hall Estate. Having towed the Lady to her stately home, Del overhears that the Lord of the Manor is having trouble with the firm he's hired to clean their chandeliers. He wastes no time in offering the Trotter's services as chandelier cleaners for a mere £350. With Rodney and Del up ladders, and an old sheet the only thing between the cut-glass chandelier and the floor, it is only natural that Grandad detaches the chandelier from the room behind them. Del's fast talking excuses are the Trotters' only chance they have of escape! Written by
Did You Know?
The chandelier was an expensive fake and the budget couldn't afford another if something went wrong. The entire production staff turned up to view the highly anticipated shoot. The focus was kept on David Jason
and Nicholas Lyndhurst
so the audience would assume something would happen to they're chandelier, not the one in the background. When the scene was in the can, there was whoops of laughter and applause from everyone. People were rolling on the floor and Ray Butt
stuffed a handkerchief in his mouth so he wouldn't laugh, ruining the shot. The crew laughed for ten minutes. See more
Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter
[he and Rodney are about to catch a chandelier Grandad is loosening
Now, brace yourself, Rodney, brace yourself.
Only Fools And Horses
Written by John Sullivan
Performed by John Sullivan See more